If you own or operate a business, your assets, employees’ safety, and security are high on your list of priorities. According to police reports, commercial burglaries most often occur when intruders enter through a door or window. Upgrading your door and window locks will not only discourage thieves from breaking in, but they can also impede robbers from making off with stolen items should they gain access to the premises via other means. Deter thieves by making your business an unattractive target using high-quality door locks, lighting, and an alarm system. The nature of your business and your daily business operations will play an essential role in your selection of commercial door locks. First Lock & Security Technologies elaborates further on this concept below.
Location of Commercial Door Locks
The location of your entry and exit doors will play a role in the type of locks you select, as will the location of your interior doors. Your First Lock & Security Technologies specialist will advise you on the right locking systems for your exterior and interior doors based on the level of security needed, the nature of your business, and the number of employees. For example, if you have a large staffing base, you may want to consider a keyless entry system where a code or card is used to gain access quickly and with the ability to grant and remove entry and exit privileges easily. Depending on the security level you would like to achieve, you may wish to consider high-security commercial door locks, master key systems, standard area key systems, restricted access systems, and alarm and surveillance systems.
Cost of Door Locking System for Your Business
Your business budget will play a significant role in the type of commercial door locks available to you. The higher the locking system’s grade and security level, the more expensive the product. Upgrading your commercial locking system should be considered an investment and is well worth the expense. Some considerations include the type of door lock. Smart locks, for example, cost more than traditional locks. The brand and grade of the lock is another factor. For example, Grade 1 locks are designed for commercial use whereas Grade 2 and 3 are for residential use.
Security Features on Commercial Doors
Several essential features should be considered before selecting your commercial door locks, including quality, ease of use and accessibility, durability, and functionality. Your first considerations should be the quality and the grade of the lock. A good quality lock often comes with a higher price tag, but it also comes with an extended warranty and guarantees increased strength and durability. Commercial door locks are available in several different configurations and functions. Your First Lock & Security Technologies expert will ensure that your new installation matches your specific needs.